Imaging of Facial Fractures

  • Dennis Coughlin
  • Paul Jaffray


Facial trauma is a common presentation to the emergency department, usually as a result of a blunt trauma. The trauma can range from a simple, isolated nondisplaced fracture to complex displaced facial fractures. Multiple fracture patterns have been described that make it easier to efficiently detect, document, and communicate the diagnosis in patients with multiple fractures. Rene Le Fort made the earliest and most famous classification in 1901, and since that time multiple other fracture patterns have been described. While these can be present in pure form, often they coexist, particularly in the setting of high-impact trauma.


Frontal Sinus Nasal Bone Orbital Wall Orbital Apex Anterior Cranial Fossa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Massachusetts Memorial Medical CenterWorcesterUSA

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